Fourth suspect arrested after foiled Mombasa attack

September 12, 2016 9:38 pm
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Three other suspects were arrested on Tuesday/CFM NEWS
Three other suspects were arrested on Tuesday/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 12 – Police on Monday arrested a fourth suspect following a foiled attack at a Mombasa police station on Sunday.

According to police, the man was earlier seen with the three women attackers.

Overview
  • According to police, the man was earlier seen with the three women attackers.
  • On Sunday evening, police identified two of the three female attackers as Tasnim Yakub Farah and Fatuma Omar – all Kenyans and arrested three other female accomplices, Saeda Ali Haji, Naema Nahamed Ahmed and Shukri Ali Haji who were traced in Kibokoni in Mombasa and arrested.
  • The three were said to be of Somali refugees and were in custody assisting police with the investigations to identify the third body and uncover accomplices of the foiled attack.

On Sunday evening, police identified two of the three female attackers as Tasnim Yakub Farah and Fatuma Omar – all Kenyans and arrested three other female accomplices, Saeda Ali Haji, Naema Nahamed Ahmed and Shukri Ali Haji who were traced in Kibokoni in Mombasa and arrested.

The three were said to be of Somali refugees and were in custody assisting police with the investigations to identify the third body and uncover accomplices of the foiled attack.

Initial investigations on Sunday indicated that the three women entered the police station under the guise of reporting a crime and in the process stabbed a police officer and threw a petrol bomb in the police station.

“One attempted to stab an officer while the other threw a petrol bomb in a bid to cause a fire as the third one attempted to escape. Officers on duty acted quickly and gunned down all the three. One of the female attackers was wearing a suicide vest that did not detonate due to the quick action by the police officers,” police explained.

READ: Three women killed staging ‘terror’ attack on Kenya police station

Members of public were urged to submit any information that would assist the police investigations through the Toll Free National Police Service Emergency Numbers 999, 112 and 911.

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